How to create a good Codementor profile

First impression matters, and your Codementor profile is exactly that to clients. In this FAQ, we will help you create a profile that makes clients think, "I'd love to work with this developer!"

We strongly recommend all mentors to complete at least photo, headline, short bio, and expertise sections on their profiles.

Profile Photo

Clients love to know who they might be working with, and a picture is worth a thousand words. Make sure you choose a photo that's:

  • Clear
  • Authentic
  • Friendly
  • Professional

šŸ’” Make sure there's good natural lighting when you take the photo

Here are some examples:

Headline (One Sentence Describing You)

The headline is what the clients will see first when they look for mentors. Highlight your strengths and experience to make yourself stand out. Here are things that grab clients' attention:

  • Years of working experience
  • Most familiar technologies
  • Job titles

Make sure to keep your intro short and sweet!

Example:

About Me (Short Bio)

Use this section to share with clients what you'd like them to know about you:

  • What are you good at?
  • What motivates you as a developer and mentor?
  • How would you like to apply your past experience to help others?

Not only can you present yourself as a reliable mentor, but you can also build rapport with clients before they meet you.

On the Search Mentors page, only the first 3 lines are visible, so make sure to put the most important information there!

ā­ 90% of our successful mentors have complete the About Me and Headline sections!

Example:

Expertise

Your top 7 expertise will be visible on your profile, and clients can click "view more" to see the rest. Please make sure to only include technologies you're not just proficient, but experienced in:

  • Place the technologies that you're the most confident and experienced with at the top
  • Keep the years of experience and descriptions up-to-date

Clients look for suitable mentors through your listed expertise and our system recommends requests to you based on your expertise as well!

ā­ Over 80% of our successful mentors have listed more than 3 expertise!

Example:

Employment, Projects, and Social Presence

Currently working at or have worked at some awesome companies before? Have some projects or online contributions that made an impact? Include them in this section to further boost your credibility!

Ready to make a great profile? Edit your profile now.


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